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Thursday, January 17, 2013

R.I.P.: 89-Year-Old “Diff’rent Strokes” Actor Conrad Bain Has Passed Away

R.I.P. Mr. Drummond! The actor who played Arnold’s adopted dad on “Diff’rent Strokes” has headed to heaven to join his Hollywood son Gary Coleman.

Via TMZ:

Actor Conrad Bain — who famously played father figure Phillip Drummond on “Diff’rent Strokes” — has passed away. He was 89.

Bain family sources tell TMZ, Bain died Monday night at a retirement home in Livermore, CA. So far, details surrounding his death are unclear.

We spoke with Bain’s daughter Jennifer who tells us, “He was an amazing person. He was a lot like Mr. Drummond, but much more interesting in real life. He was an amazing father.”

Bain — who became a household name starring opposite Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges on the iconic 80s series — is survived by his three sons and one daughter. He also has a surviving twin brother Bonar Bain.



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